Veterinary ServicesPet Ultrasound

Moreland Veterinary Hospital partners with VDIC – Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Centers to provide radioiodine therapy, ultrasound, or cytopathology performed by board-certified radiologists with state-of-the-art diagnostics.

For ultrasound and echocardiogram services, please call to schedule an appointment, as we bring specialists for these procedures.

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Understanding Pet Ultrasound

We can schedule these nationally recognized experts should your family pet suffer from weight loss, lack of appetite, or inconclusive blood work that might cause us to go down this road as a next step in diagnosis. Dr. Naidoo, the specialist who conducts ultrasound procedures, will personally guide you through the details of the process before any minimally invasive procedure, offering a comprehensive report. This report will encompass findings, diagnosis, differential diagnoses ordered by probability, and treatment recommendations.

Indications for Pet Ultrasound

  • Comprehensive Abdominal Imaging: Pet ultrasounds are particularly valuable for examining abdominal organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, and gastrointestinal tract. This allows Dr. Naidoo to identify issues like tumors, cysts, or organ inflammation.
  • Cardiac Evaluation: In addition to abdominal imaging, pet ultrasounds play a crucial role in assessing cardiac health. Moreland Veterinary Hospital utilizes ultrasound to evaluate the structure and function.

Advantages of Pet Ultrasound

Non-Invasiveness and Safety

One of the primary advantages of pet ultrasound is its non-invasive nature. Unlike some diagnostic procedures, ultrasound does not require anesthesia or surgical intervention, minimizing stress.

Real-Time Imaging

Pet ultrasound provides real-time images, allowing our veterinarians to observe organ function and blood flow as it happens. This real-time capability is invaluable for accurate diagnosis.

Guided Procedures

In cases where intervention is necessary, pet ultrasound serves as a valuable tool for guiding procedures such as biopsies or fluid aspirations. This precision enhances safety.